VIRGINIA BRAIN & SPINE CENTER
In Partnership with
Amanda L. Hahn Simmons, NP-C
Amanda graduated with a Bachelor's in Nursing from Shenandoah University and a Master's in Nursing from West Virginia University School of Nursing.
Bradley Hatton, PA
Bradley graduated from LFCC with an associate degree of Arts and Science in 2012. He graduated from VCU with a Bachelors in Science in 2014. He graduated from Salus University with a Masters in Physician Assistant Studies in 2019. His hobbies include watching football and spending time with his family.
Darah Kinzer, NP-C
Darah graduated from Pikeville College in 2008 with an Associates of Science in Nursing. In 2014, she earned her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Indiana Wesleyan University and in 2016 earned her Masters of Science in Nursing from Georgetown University.
Darah brings over 14 years of nursing experience, with her background primarily in the emergency department. As an advanced practice provider, she has has experience in primary care and has spent the last four years in the outpatient setting caring for patients with hematologic malignancies. She enjoys spending time with her family, fly fishing, and being outdoors.
Jessica Ludwick, NP-C
Jessica is a graduate of Allegheny College of Maryland with an Associates of Science in Nursing (1999), Walden University with her Bachelors of Science in Nursing (2016) and a Master’s of Science in Nursing; Family Nurse Practitioner (2019). She brings 20+ years RN experience with her background in Medical and Trauma/Neuro ICU, Emergency Department, and Case Management.
Jessica enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and the outdoors.
Ryan Magalis, PA-C
Ryan graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and Health Sciences from the College of William and Mary in 2016. She continued her education and graduated from Methodist University with a Master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies in 2020. She joined VBSC in May of 2021. She works predominantly with Dr. Salvetti and enjoys assisting in the complex multiple-level surgical cases. In her free time, she enjoys spending time outside hiking or on the river, refurbishing furniture, and playing with her borer collie, Willa.
Jamie Marshall, NP-C
Jamie graduated with her Associates of Science in Nursing in 2006 from the Community and Technical College of Shepherd. In 2016 she graduated from Eastern Mennonite University with her Bachelors of Science in Nursing, and in 2021 she graduated from Walden University with her Masters of Science in Nursing. She joined VBSC in August of 2021. She works predominantly with Dr. Salvetti and sees several new patients a week to initiate neurosurgical care. In her free time, she enjoys coaching and attending her two daughters' sporting events, spending time on the Shenandoah river, and long-distance running.
Crystl Willison, MD Neurosurgery Outreach at New Market Family Health and Multi-Specialty Clinic
Medical School: West Virginia University School of Medicine
Residency: West Virginia University School of Medicine
Board Certified: Yes
Dr. Willison joined the practice in 2015 as the outreach neurosurgeon at New Market Family Health Center and Multi-Specialty Clinic. She performs neurosurgery consultations, and if surgery is required, she refers to the neurosurgical team at Virginia Brain and Spine Center in Winchester, Virginia.
New Market Family Health Center and Multi-Specialty Clinic
9166 North Congress Street (Route 11), New Market, VA 22844
Phone: 540-459-1386, Fax: 540-459-1349
Joshua Prickett, DO, FACOS Neurosurgery
Medical School: School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona
Residency: Virginia Tech Carilion Clinic
Board Certified: Yes
Dr. Prickett is a general neurosurgeon with expertise in neuro-oncology, spinal and skull base neurosurgery ─ including minimally invasive approaches and endoscopic skull base surgery with a special interest in pituitary pathology. He completed his residency training at Virginia Tech Carilion Clinic in Roanoke, Virginia, and his fellowship in skull-base, pituitary, and minimally invasive and endoscopic neurosurgery at Swedish Neuroscience Institute in Seattle, Washington in 2019. He joined Virginia Brain and Spine Center | Valley Health in July of 2022 and is a Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons. Dr. Prickett is from a small town outside of Houston, TX. In his free time, he and his wife enjoy spending time with their daughter at the lake or beach. He is a bit of a history buff and enjoys hiking, ultimate frisbee, and the guitar.
David Salvetti, MD Neurosurgery
Medical School: University of Virginia
Residency: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Dr. Salvetti joined the practice in 2020. He is a general neurosurgeon with advanced expertise in complex multi-level spine surgery, spinal deformity correction, and minimally invasive spine surgery. He also offers treatments for conditions of the brain, including brain tumors, hydrocephalus and cranial trauma.
Charbel Fawaz, MD Neurosurgery
Medical School: University of Montreal
Residency: University of Sherbrooke
Board Certified: Yes
Dr. Fawaz joined the practice in 2023. He is a board-certified general neurosurgeon with expertise in minimally invasive and complex multi-level spine surgery. He completed his neurosurgery residency in Canada at University of Sherbrooke with enfolded subspecialty training in spine surgery and epilepsy surgery at McGill University. He served as an examiner and exam quality reviewer on the Neurosurgery Examination Board for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He currently serves as a reviewer for The Spine Journal and World Neurosurgery. Dr Fawaz is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the North American Spine Society.
Lee A. Selznick, MD Neurosurgery
Medical School: Washington University in St. Louis
Residency: Duke University Medical Center
Board Certified: Yes
Dr. Selznick joined the practice in 2007. He completed his training at Duke University Medical Center, one of the largest brain tumor centers in the country. He performs general neurosurgery with a special interest in brain tumor surgery, spine surgery, and functional neurosurgery including deep brain stimulation, epilepsy, and microvascular decompression. Dr. Selznick is also the co-director of the Virginia Comprehensive Epilepsy Program and President of the Neurosurgical Society of the Virginias for 2018-2020.
Patrick D. Ireland, MD Neurosurgery
Medical School: Wake Forest University
Residency: University of Rochester
Board Certified: Yes
Dr. Ireland joined the practice in 1995. He serves as an assistant professor at Virginia Commonwealth University in the neuroimaging fellowship program at Winchester Medical Center. He has served as Chief of Staff, President of Medical Staff, and Chairman of Neurosurgery at Winchester Medical Center. He currently serves as a member of the Valley Health Systems Board and as Vice-Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Valley Health. Dr. Ireland has post graduate training in Neuro Imaging and he performs general neurosurgery with a special interest in cerebrovascular surgery, spine surgery, brain tumor surgery, and peripheral nerve surgery. Dr. Ireland is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons as well as the Neurosurgical Society of America.
Virginia Brain and Spine Center is dedicated to the comprehensive management of the brain and spine including patients with primary and metastatic brain tumors, disc herniation, disc injury, nerve impingement, arthritic deformities, and degenerative conditions of the spine such as spinal stenosis. We also treat neuropathic pain disorders such as peripheral nerve injuries, peripheral neuropathies, and complex regional pain syndrome.
We work closely with area neurologists, neuro-imaging specialists, orthopedic surgeons, physical therapists, Pain Management, and psychologists to coordinate individual care needs. Our professional staff is compassionate and discreet, and there to help facilitate communication with referring physicians, insurance carriers, and employers.
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